Illinois doesn't have a budget and is drowning in almost 13-billion dollars of unpaid bills, but at least state lawmakers are being paid. A judge yesterday ordered the state to pay lawmakers. Illinois' former Comptroller last year put lawmakers at the back of the line of the state's unpaid bills. Illinois lawmakers have been paid just once since June.
The town of Normal issued demolition and building permits Tuesday for 202 Landmark Drive, where a Motel 6 is being torn down and where Portillo's will go up. The demolition is underway at this time but our Portillo's Chicago-style hot dog restaurant is not set to open until August.
You could fire up a joint legally if two new bills introduced by two Chicago Democrats gets passed. The two bills would allow adults over 21 and to possess, grow, and purchase a limited amount of marijuana. The state would license and regulate businesses growing, processing, testing and selling cannabis to adults, and ant tax it, too, at a rate of $50 per ounce at the whole sale level. You’ll get hit with a 6.25 percent sales tax.